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Enjoy a new, curated short story every episode. We hand-pick 15-25 minute short stories from a pool of award-winning fiction writers. Then we turn them into to mini audiobooks that improve any commute, workout, or walk in the park. Read by professional narrators.
Every day is a different story. One morning we might bring you a sci-fi thriller by the legendary Ray Bradbury, and the next morning might be a Sherlock Holmes detective story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Romance? We’ve got it. Narrative poetry? We’ve got that too. Mystery and ghost stories? You bet!
|Who listens to Morning Short?| Entire families. Budding writers, poets, and and authors. Immigrants trying to learn English, or improve their listening comprehension. Startup CEOs. You name it! Enjoy our fictional stories today.

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Mar 22, 2017 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: A fantastic short story about love and lust by Guy de Maupassant, the french master of short fiction. This is an odd, enjoyable little story, worthy of a few minutes of your day. Learn more:http://listen.morningshort.com Discuss:http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More Context: This is typical Maupassant. It deals with an out-of-the-ordinary event in the very ordinary lives of his characters, narrated in the first-person. The narrator is plain-spoken and simple but the...
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Feb 10, 2017 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: a Friday replay of a wonderful story on success and morality by Herman Melville. This first aired early last year. Melville is best-known for his sea tale "Moby Dick", so it's apt that this short story takes place on a smaller body of water. Learn more:http://listen.morningshort.com - Discuss:http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More Context: Melville's character-building dialogue is expert here, as is his suspense-building. Some of the language is a bit racially...
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Feb 8, 2017 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: A story by George Ade, a classic American humorist. Ade was a born-and-bred Midwesterner, working from a home in Chicago, Illinois, and his humor (including in this story) often draws from his life, and his hometown. Learn more:http://listen.morningshort.com - Discuss:http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More Context: This story is a cheeky take on the storytelling "rule of threes", adapted to the common man. It also shows how clearly Ade was influenced by the...
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Feb 6, 2017 Audiobook Radio
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Morning Short is back, with a third season of amazing curated short stories! Today’s episode is: A story written by the Russian writer Maxim Gorky, who created the socialist-realism literatary style. Learn more:http://listen.morningshort.com - Discuss:http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More Context: This particular story is gritty, but sweet. The characters (Theresa, the student) are imperfect and complex, but good at heart. There's a real humanity to them, which is why we selected it. Story...
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Aug 24, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: A flashy short story by James Joyce from his collection “Dubliners”.
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Aug 22, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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"The Postmaster" By Rabindranath Tagore
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Aug 19, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today's Story Is: A brilliant tale by Satirist Mark Twain about a few starving painters, and how they pulled off the trick of the century.
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Aug 17, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: A classic double-twist tale by O Henry, the king of the short story. This story is very similar to one of Henry's most famous stories, "The Gift of the Magi". It's uplifting, and an absolute pleasure to listen to. Learn more:http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Fiction, American, Travel Famous Stories by this author:  "The Duplicity of Hargraves" (1902) "A Retrieved Reformation" (1903) "The Cop and the Anthem" (1904)...
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Aug 15, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: A replay of Franz Kafka's off-the-wall crazy story of a groom-to-be, his imposing father, and his "friend in Russia".
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Aug 12, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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This story by O. Henry is a Friday Favorite. Each Friday we share one of our favorite stories from our archives.
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Aug 10, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s story is: A lyrical narrative poem by the famous American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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Aug 9, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (http://Invite.MorningShort.com). -----What is...
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Aug 8, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: A humorous little vignette about a broken (or not) watch by American Satirist Mark Twain. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Fiction, Humor, Vignette, Satire, Famous books by this author: “The Adventures of...
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Aug 3, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: An unusual Sherlock Holmes story. This is a conversation between Holmes and Watson on deduction, the Holmesian method, and the bizarre antics of the world's most famous fictional detective. Interesting background to some Holmes...
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Aug 1, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: An outstanding, fast-paced romance story by Sinclair Lewis, the first American winner of the Nobel Prize in writing. Beautiful cadence, and a great story. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Romance, Racing,...
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Jul 24, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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This short story explores a moral and ethical dilemma, financial hardship, and what it means to do one's best for your child. Learn more at http://listen.morningshort.com It's heartbreaking in some respects, but all-in-all it's just plain...
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Jul 24, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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A great short story on life and growing up by Rudyard Kipling-- Learn more at http://www.morningshort.com Synopsis: This podcast explores the complications of marrying young, and the various states of maturity a boy can coexist in at once. He can be...
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Jul 21, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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RERUN: Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story by Anton Chekhov. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (InviteMorningShort.com). -----What is Morning Short? ------- Morning Short is a...
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Apr 17, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (http://Invite.MorningShort.com). -----What is...
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Apr 15, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Apr 14, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Apr 13, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Apr 12, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Apr 11, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Apr 10, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Apr 8, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Apr 6, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Apr 3, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Apr 3, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Apr 2, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 31, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 30, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 29, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 28, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 27, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 26, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 25, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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A famous narrative nonsense poem from the creator of "Alice in Wonderland", Lewis Carroll. Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook...
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Mar 24, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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So many of the stories you read here are little microscopic looks at the day in the life of one or two individuals, or animals. This sketch by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a bit different. Standing atop a steeple, he observes the movements of an entire town...
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Mar 23, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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This is the tale of an alien invasion, but it's more a tale of humanity and its destructive potential. With a deep critique of human institutions, and a shocking ending, this is a fine example of the science fiction that defined Katherine MacLean's...
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Mar 22, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 21, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 20, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 19, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 18, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 17, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 16, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 15, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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A brilliant reminder of the hell of war. Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email:...
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Mar 14, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 13, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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A light-hearted satire of pseudoscience and medicine. Typical Twain wit. Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get...
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Mar 12, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 11, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 10, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 9, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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F. Scott Fitzgerald was an alcoholic, and he knew it. This story is a look at his hope, to escape the deadly pull of alcoholism, and to live his life again. Sadly "Scotty" died just a year after writing this. Fitzgerald addressed alcoholism countless...
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Mar 8, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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If you like scandal, police-work, and romance, you'll love this clever little tale of two army buddies by O Henry (ICYMI: Arguably America's finest short story writer). Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy...
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Mar 7, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 6, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 5, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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QUICK WARNING: This story was described by scholars as "manifestly racist". So, why am I sharing it with you? First of all, it's an interesting read. Second of all, the views that inspired this story should seem rather familiar to anyone following the...
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Mar 4, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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You probably know Irish author Bram Stoker for his "Dracula" novel, but did you know he wrote exciting narratives outside of the gothic fantasy genre as well? Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This...
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Mar 3, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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This narrative poem by Robert Frost is a fascinating exploration of the relativity and linearity of time. Frost would know about time, having lived all the way from the 1870s to the 1960s. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short...
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Mar 2, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Mar 1, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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A super trippy, pseudo-fantasy tale by Kate Chopin. Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via...
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Feb 29, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Happy Leap day! Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (Invite.MorningShort.com)....
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Feb 28, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (http://Invite.MorningShort.com). Jack...
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Feb 27, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (http://Invite.MorningShort.com). -----What is...
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Feb 26, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (http://Invite.MorningShort.com). There's a...
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Feb 25, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (http://Invite.MorningShort.com). Melville is...
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Feb 24, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: A flashy short story by James Joyce from his collection “Dubliners”. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Fiction, Modernist, Avant-Garde, Famous books by this author: Ulysses Dubliners And many others....
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Feb 19, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Franz Kafka's off-the-wall crazy story of a groom-to-be, his imposing father, and his "friend in Russia". Today’s episode is: an amazing, perplexing story by German author franz Kafka. This story still confounds critics to this day. Learn more:...
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Feb 17, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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A brilliant tale by Satirist Mark Twain about a few starving painters, and how they pulled off the trick of the century. Get your daily dose of fiction via email. Sign Up At (http://Share.MorningShort.com). Morning Short is a daily podcast and...
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Feb 16, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: A trippy space sci-fi story by the amazing Ray Bradbury. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Space Famous books by this author: Fahrenheit 451 The Martian Chronicles Something Wicked...
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Jan 6, 2016 Audiobook Radio
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Today’s episode is: A romantic western/cowboy tale by O. Henry. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Romance, cowboy, western. Famous short stories by this author: “The Gift of the Magi” “A Blackjack Bargainer” “A Newspaper...